A recent study by Website Builder Expert (WBE) revealed the EU countries which are most vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Romania ranks third as the most vulnerable country in the EU to cybercrime, with the highest rate of malware events in Europe, with 28% of the users facing malware incidents at least once a year and 74% of the Internet connections being exposed to potential threats, one of the highest figure in the European Union.
The study shows that Malta was the country most vulnerable to potential cybercrime attacks despite the fact that Maltese people rank in the middle of the pack for actual malware and cybercrime encounters.
“This is because our study wanted to look at vulnerability and Malta’s exceptionally high percentage of exposed internet connections (73%), lack of cybersecurity legislation and poor international co-operation means that Malta’s population, despite encountering cybercrime slightly less than their European neighbours, are actually at far more risk in the long run with few protective or preventative measures in place,” says the study.
Greece, Romania and Slovakia made up the rest of the top five most vulnerable nations.
On the opposite side, Finland is the most cyber-secure country in the EU with a vulnerability rating of just 29%.
The study highlights the need that Romanian institutions to put the cyber security at the top of their agendas in order to comply with the new EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to come into force next year.
The full coverage of the study is available here.